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Using an alternate settings file

StoryHarp saves some current settings in a settings file in your Windows directory. You can specify an alternate settings file (or no settings file) on the command line for StoryHarp. Normally you will not need to do this, but there may be circumstances where you cant or dont want to save your settings file in your Windows directory.

To create a shortcut for StoryHarp with an alternate settings file in Windows 95/NT,

Click the Windows Start button, then choose Settings, then Taskbar.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Click the Start Menu Programs tab.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Click Add.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Click Browse and select StoryHarp.exe in the StoryHarp directory.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif In the command line edit box where the StoryHarp file name (with path) has just appeared, add an extra parameter, separated from the program name by a space, as follows.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif To specify an alternate settings file, add the parameter /i=file name. If the file name or directory has a space in it, you MUST put quotes around the whole parameter. For example,

/i=c:\MyStories\StoryHarp Special.ini

gif/storyharp00090000.gif To specify no settings file, add just /i. For example,

C:\StoryHarp\StoryHarp.exe /i

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Click Next.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Choose a folder to place the shortcut in, then click Next.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Type a name for the shortcut. Make sure you give it a name that reminds you that you are using a special settings file or no settings file.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Click Finish.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Close the Taskbar Properties window.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Try out your shortcut.

For information on changing or removing shortcuts, see
Using StoryHarp as a player only.

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